Branch Out Resume 3rd quarter 2012 Update


As an aspiring architect, I aim to design more creative and contemplative spaces through public participation and employment. I have experience in project management, design and construction, architecture and planning, public policy, urban design, community creation, and sustainable design. I have organized meetings and events to discuss issues pertinent to projects and community involvement. I have lead community discussions to develop public policy concerning sustainability and urban design. I work with community participants to ensure shared responsibility. I have professional experience, in all phases of architecture, working on large and small projects. My portfolio of projects include places where people live, work, contemplate, educate and play. I have worked for large firms across multiple offices and divisions, and with sole practitioners. I have master planned, investigated historic structures, and designed custom projects. I have participated in International competitions and community design charrettes. I developed professional development programs for offices, AIA and USGBC Chapters, and workforce development courses. I have been a member of. I have lectured on architecture, urban revitalization, sustainability, and professional development. Markets: ADA Compliance, Hospitality, Transportation, Single Family Residential, Corporate, K-12, Recreation, Religious, Civic, Research, Science & Technology, Retail, Telecommunications, Warehouse, Health Care, Higher Education, Multi-Family Residential, Renovation, Urban Re-Development, Industrial, Master Planning, Mixed Use, Correctional, Military, Public Works, Historic Preservation SEO: Logistics, Metallurgy, Wood Working, CAD Modeling, Data Entry, Architectural Desktop, Entitlements, Prototype Development, Mitigation, Negotiation, Campaigns, Revit, Sketch Up, Microsoft Visio

Work History

2009 – Present

Independent Community Development Entrepreneur

Fourward Architecture

* Assessed, surveyed and drafted existing conditions for a mission revival designed home for LuPe Design and Herb Hacker, AIA. * Collaborated with three talent architects to develop a new architecture and urban design firm: Fourward Architecture. * Researched financial resources to create business & fund projects, by networking at small business round tables & Chambers of Commerce, developing strategic allegiances to develop teams for competition and larger projects. * Represented the client while having their landscape reworked. * Reviewed completed projects to assure compliance with rebate programs.

2004 – Present

Regional Political Campaign Consultant

Arizona Democratic Party

* Canvassed door to door to register voters and get out the vote for 2010 campaign. * Field Organized Democrats in Arizona’s Legislative District 5 during 2004 Campaign. * Organized, trained and collected signatures for Democratic Candidates for public office and Precinct Committeemen * Organized & wrote the By-Laws for the White Mountain Democratic Club * Mediated a dispute between the Northern Gila County & Miami-Globe Democratic Clubs

2011 – 2011

Construction Business Development Manager

Romanoski Glass

* Directed business development in the Arizona, El Paso, Los Angeles and New Mexico markets, tabling at professional society meetings. * Established relationships with architects and general contractors, developing portfolio presentations to demonstrate our capabilities for design assist expertise in division 8 assemblies. * Represented the Major Industries product line in the Southern California market, giving innovated strategies for day-lighting lunch & learn presentations. * Developed a plan for the redesign of the website for marketing * Resolved bid communications issues

2010 – 2010

NRFU Enumerator

US Census Bureau

* Located listed addresses in the Assignment Area. * Conducted interviews to determine the status of each address on Census Day. * Recorded the information provided by the respondent.

2007 – 2009

Retail Architectural Job Captain

Jacobs Engineering

* Conducted facility conditions assessments to determine maintenance and renovation schedules for military clients in Texas and South Carolina. * Researched RFPs, attending proposal meetings. * Directed, trained and developed new and existing production staff to design and create construction documents for retail roll out programs and retail centers. * Modified prototype design to meet local buildings codes & design review comments, coordinating changes with consultant engineers * Researched & produced entitlement documentation

2005 – 2007

Design-Build Project Manager

Cawley Architects, Inc.

* Managed the design and construction documentation of turnkey light commercial, industrial and retail projects: reviewing drawings and coordinating consultants. * Attended jurisdictional meetings with the clients, to ensure compliance. * Master planned multi-building complexes * Managed the firm’s first 5 story steel structure, working closely with the structural engineer.

2004 – 2004

Political Campaign Field Canvasser

America Coming Together

* Phoned targeted voters. * Canvassed targeted voters micro-targeted to get out the vote. * Conducted interviews and recorded provided information.

2003 – 2004

Deputy Southern Arizona Campaign Coordinator

Dean For America

* Volunteered on the Southern Arizona Coordination Committee, organizing fundraisers & speaking for the campaign at events. * Coordinated campaign canvas walks, phone banks, events and Presidential Preference Primary day canvasing. * Organized bus trips to campaign events. * Coordinated volunteers & campaign staff coming to Arizona. * Organized the largest political rally in Pima County to that point.

2003 – 2003

Project Architectural Design Detailer

Rob Paulus, Architect

* Engaged in residential, commercial, and Urban Redevelopment projects. * Drafted mechanical and electrical designs for single family dwellings, coordinating with licensed engineers. * Designed & developed construction documents. * Documented, site surveyed & field assessed historic properties to convert them from industrial use to multi-family loft homes. * Conducted the city submittal process.

2000 – 2002

Higher Education Architectural Intern

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects

* Programmed, space planned, designed and documented projects for public and private universities throughout Texas. * Coordinated CAD files, layering, & pen weights between consultants to develop CAD standards for review and Coordination. * Assessed & surveyed existing conditions. * Contract Administered projects under construction. * Obtained and assembled data from product representatives to complete architectural designs

1999 – 2000

Bellsouth Collocation Project Manager

The Mathes Group

Now Mathes Brierre Architects * Managed the space planning, design, contract documents and close out procedures for the Bellsouth collocation program, reducing response time from 3 weeks to 3 hours, through improving technology and facility data. * Documented and scanned important projects from the firms extensive portfolio in order to design project winning marketing proposals, site-selection seminar hand outs and compose entry boards for state AIA awards programs. * Developed procedures to translate and convert CAD files from associated firms to meet our CAD standards. * Site surveyed buildings & parking facilities for renovation, developing 3-d models for design study. * Created 3-D CAD models to base renderings for a competition entry.

1998 – 1999

Residential Design-Build Draftsman

Olde New Orleans Design Group

* Designed lighting, electrical and framing layouts. * Documented and designed single family “Southern Style” custom design-build homes. * Developed and maintained marketing materials and CAD Library. * Researched & Developed rigid metal frame residential construction prototypes for the harsh Gulf Coast environment. * Designed model homes for a subdivision.

1996 – 1998

Corporate-Education Architectural Intern

Christner Inc.

* Developed construction documents, space plans, material and finish schedules and colored pencil renderings. * Created a Continuing Education program involving Architectural tours, lectures, and videos. * Established CAD standards, reviewing Softdesk 8. * Made bluelines. * Constructed CAD models as a base for hand renderings.

1996 – 1996

Graphic Design Desktop Publisher

DAS 20

* Assembled images and documents in Quark Xpress for the partners final dissertation presentation materials. * Photo manipulation completed with PhotoShop. * Desktop published the dissertation in PageMaker 6.0 for publication Assemblage Journal.

1996 – 1996

Residential Design AutoCAD Technician

Adrian Luchini

* Part time work for a professor while in school. * Drafted CAD models & drawings. * Completed work in AutoCAD 12 for windows.

1993 – 1993

Summer Architectural Intern

Franklin Associates Architects, inc.

* Participated in a summer Internship in Architecture and Planning. * Researched & designed a window arrangement to reveal a spiral staircase. * Constructed study models * Field Surveyed existing conditions to meet new ADA requirements. * Hand lettered Drawings.

1992 – 1996

College Work Study Positions

Washington University in St. Louis

Office Assistant to the School of (Fine) Art(s) Dean’s Assistant: * Filed and maintained confidential information, including payroll, regarding donors, alumni, faculty, staff and students * Prepared event, fund raising and recruitment mailings. * Created a system to sort, file, preserve & destroy documents in the school’s archives School of Architecture Shop Monitor: * Instructed and assisted students in the proper use of shop equipment * Inventoried, cleaned and maintained equipment. * Designed and constructed 1 permanent and 12 relocatable computer workstations, multiple steel cubic modular table stands, 3 replica and 3 refurbished conference tables. * Cleaned, maintained and refurbished: studio desks, lockers, pinup boards, tables, chairs, stools, table stands and lecture hall seating. Earth & Planetary Sciences Library Draftsman: * Documented existing conditions of the Earth 7 Planetary Sciences Library * Provided drawings to assist the Library’s space planning effort. 1996 Presidential Debate Commission Graphic Artist: * Drafted maps of the Washington University Athletic Complex to be included with attendee packets for the 1996 Presidential Debate to be held on campus. The debate did not occur.

1992 – 1992

On Call Contract Laborer

Southern Temp

* Maintained Landscape and cleaned industrial facility * Cleaned up a Hazardous Material spill * Performed logistics as a Shipping Clerk for a local clothing company


Carnegie Mellon University

Pre-College Architecture

Phoenix College

Sustainability & Revit

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Workplace Preparedness & Innovation

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

American History, Literature & Cultural Anthropology

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture

Liberal arts education & Visual Arts

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences


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